Category Archives: Transportation

The Chinese Are Coming – C919 passenger jet takes maiden flight

Single-aisle plane can carry up to 168 passengers and is meant to rival Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

The first large Chinese-made passenger jet has taken off on its maiden flight, a key milestone for a country seeking a place in the global aviation market.

The C919 single-aisle jet, which can hold up to 168 passengers, soared over Pudong international airport in the commercial hub Shanghai as a crowd of thousands cheered.

China is one of the biggest aviation markets, but relies on foreign-made aircraft and has long sought to enter the lucrative global jet market, which is estimated to be worth $2 trillion over the next 20 years.

 

Source: ‘Made in China’ C919 passenger jet takes maiden flight | China News | Al Jazeera

It’s Too Bad Electric Scooters Are So Lame, Because They May Be the Future

THE FIRST THING you need to know about scooters is that it’s impossible to look cool riding one. When you ride one, people look at you with disdain. They shout things like, “you’re the problem!” and “get off the sidewalk!” (Seriously.) They try to get in your way as much as possible. Even people on hoverboards and electric skateboards judge you. These are just facts.

Source: It’s Too Bad Electric Scooters Are So Lame, Because They May Be the Future | WIRED